Official day two of the 2012 Rotax Pan American Championship Finals held at The Track at Centennial in Colorado, USA saw each class have three important rounds of heat races to determine the starting order for Sunday’s events. It was another beautiful day at Centennial as blue skies and a nice breeze kept the conditions near perfect.
It was nearly a perfect day for Louie Pagano (Birel/USA) as he controlled the lead in heats one and two, however in heat three he would have to settle for second as Phil DeLaO (Sodi-Kart/USA) put forth a great charge to win the heat. With the points tallied, Pagano will start Sunday’s pre final from the pole position, with DeLaO starting second even after finishing ninth in heat one. The UK’s Jay Howard (Praga/UK) will start third as he was consistently up front all day, while Pearce Herder (LH Kart/Canada) will join him on row two. Row three will see Will Owen (Arrow/USA) on the inside and Mitch Carey (Zanardi/USA) outside.
The front six were all able to earn three top-ten finishes, while from seventh down has been truly exciting. Marco Di Leo (Intrepid/Canada) holds the seventh spot, while Max Preston (Intrepid/Canada) is twelfth. A wild day for Kevin King (CRG/Canada) has him starting 27th in Sunday’s pre final.
Unfortunate news for Prime Kartsports Luke Chudleigh, as he was admitted to hospital early on Saturday morning with appendicitis. According to his team, he is in good spirits, however his weekend was over.
Sunday will see drivers hit The Track at Centennial for a pre-final and a winner take all final race in the afternoon.